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Floating Markets Day Trip from Bangkok

Created with Sketch. Damnoen Saduak, Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi 70130, Thailand
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Duration

6 hours

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Cancellation

Up to 48 days

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Activity Time

7:10 AM

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Languages

English

Overview

Go beyond Bangkok city limits and gain a deeper understanding of life beyond the capital. As you explore the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak. Travel with a guide unpacks the secrets of these 19th-century canals built by King Rama IV. Over the course of this half-day trip, cruise past vendors selling freshly picked. They produce handmade sweets and interesting souvenirs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Half-day trip to the Damnoen Saduak floating markets from Bangkok.
  • Take an exhilarating ride in a traditional Thai long-tailed speedboat. Discover ancient canal ways built by King Rama IV in the 19th-century.
  • Explore the famous floating markets of Damneoen Saduak with your guide.
  • Marvel at the varied produce for sale at the markets and perhaps make a purchase or two.
  • Tour includes round-trip travel by air-conditioned coach from your Bangkok hotel (if option selected)

Included/Excluded

  • Inclusions:
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Long-tail boat ride to Damnoen Saduak floating market
  • Include Hotel pickup and drop off if option chosen (selected hotels only)
  • Exclusions:
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Boat ride through the markets (optional extra, payable direct) unless option taken

Activity's Location

Created with Sketch. Damnoen Saduak, Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi 70130, Thailand

FAQs

What To Expect
Meet your professional driver and local guide at your Bangkok hotel and travel in air-conditioned comfort to the Damnoen Saduak floating markets, built by King Rama IV in the 19th century. Your guide explains how this top attraction promotes trade outside Bangkok city limits and share stories about Thai cultures and traditions as you explore together. Before arriving at the market, stop at a coconut sugar farm to learn about the fabrication process and sample sweet candies. Once you arrive at Damnoen Saduak, transfer to a long-tailed speedboat for a thrilling ride through marshes lined with stilt houses en route to the markets. Your guide shares information and answers any questions you have about what you're seeing along the way. Comb through stalls of freshly picked produce, handmade sweets, and colorful souvenirs. Witness local traders going about their daily routines and purchase items to take home. You can opt to take a trip on a local boat (additional cost) through a network of canals for an even closer look at these unique markets. Once you’ve finished at the markets, cruise back to your air-conditioned coach for a drive through the salt fields of Samut Sakhon province. Travel back to your original departure point in Bangkok. Stop At: Coconut Sugar Farm Stop and see the fabrication process of coconut sugar, taste the natural candies. Enjoy the wild orchil presentation Duration: 40 Minutes Admission Ticket Included Pass By Salt Evaporation Pond Drive through the salt fields of Samut Sakhon province Admission Ticket Free Stop At Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Following a morning pickup from your Bangkok city hotel (except non-refundable rate) meet your guide and travel out by air-conditioned coach to the Damnoen Saduak floating markets. Located a 2-hour drive southwest of Bangkok, the markets sit on a canal waterway created by King Rama IV in the 19th century to promote trade and development outside the capital. Today, they’re widely considered one of Bangkok’s top attractions and offer valuable insight into traditional Thai culture and traditions. On arrival at Damnoen Saduak, hop aboard a long-tailed speedboat with your guide for an exciting ride through the marshes and stilt-houses to the markets. Once there, listen to a brief introduction from your guide and feel free to ask any questions you may have. Marvel at the colorful fruits, vegetables, sweets, meats and souvenirs on display and take time to capture the market scenery on camera. Watch the traders and customers going about their daily business on this bustling and vibrant part of the canal, and perhaps purchase some fruit or souvenirs for yourself (own expense). Take a ride on a local boat (optional extra, payable locally) through the maze of traditional canoes and soak up the market atmosphere out on the water. When your time at the Damnoen Saduak floating markets is up, cruise back to your coach and hop back aboard for the return journey to your Bangkok, where your tour will come to an end. Duration: 120 Minutes Admission Ticket Included
Additional Info
Confirmation will be received at time of booking Not wheelchair accessible You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation Minimum age is 4 years Please Note the longtail boat ride to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market will be 20-30 minutes You will have approximately 2 hours to spend at the market. Please allow 6 hours for the whole day. For Option without hotel pickup: All guests must make their way to the Narai Hotel, 222 Silom Road Bangkok and meet at the Tour East Desk for 06:45 AM. Please be aware that the bus will leave at 07:00 AM. Stroller accessible Infant seats available Not recommended for pregnant travelers Infants seats are available upon request Most travelers can participate This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Cancellation policy
cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Price And Availability
This activity is for people (4-99) age.
Check availability calendar to see starting times & offers.
It starts from $47.11 for an adult.

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